Are you worried and anxious about change?
Many people find change to be a jarring experience they feel ill-equipped to deal with. This makes effective leadership difficult. As leaders, we must change our perspective on change so we feel less surprised by it and more prepared to embrace change and lead ourselves and our teams in a shifting environment.
When religious Jews pray each morning we face east towards Jerusalem and towards sunrise. As I pray each morning I notice the sun beams at varying points across the window and watch as the sun rises over yet a different tree. I find myself looking up to see where the sun is each day at 8:20 as I say the words yotzer or (creates light) from my morning prayers. Without fail, it is different every day.
The sun doesn’t really rise in the east and set in the west. The actual path of the sun’s rays are based on the elliptical path the Earth takes as it spins and orbits the Sun. The Sun’s path is in a constant state of change and we experience different seasons and lengths of days based on an ever-moving orbit. Our sunshine is different every single day; the only constant is change!
We have already embraced it. We are accustomed to the changing seasons and the moving light. We don’t allow those changes to affect how we go about our days.
All change is constant!
You and everybody in your circle are growing and changing all the time as you experience different things in different ways on different days.
There is no other choice than to embrace the constant you are already in!
Next time there is a situation that’s changing your routine or getting you out of your comfort zone, look up, feel the sun and let the constant change you already embraced guide you back into full leadership mode, ready to embrace this change!